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Theater in Sketch: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Arden Theatre)

Looking at Arden Childrens Theater in words and sketch

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A Demi-God Onstage: Chris McCarrell in THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Chris McCarrell is on an epic quest as Percy Jackson in the touring production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.

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Life Inspires Art, Art Inspires Life in Kash Goins’s 74 SECONDS… TO JUDGMENT

Kash Goins gets a message from Valerie Castile, mother of the man who inspired 74 SECONDS… TO JUDGMENT

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Dreya Weber on A COMEDY OF TENORS at the Walnut

A Comedy of Tenors is playing at the Walnut Street Theatre January 15-March 3, 2019.

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Neal Zoren’s Philadelphia Theater Critic Awards, 2018

A theater critic chooses his best theatrical works of the last year

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Getting to Know Tina Brock of Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

John Rosenberg brings his series of long-form interviews to Phindie with IRC director Tina Brock.

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Revisiting Pinter’s BETRAYAL: A commentary

An attempt to detangle this nine-scene play that’s designed to move backwards

Geneviève Perrier and Jered McLenigan in Lantern Theater Company's production of BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter, directed by Kathryn MacMillan. Onstage now through February 17, 2019. Photo by Mark Garvin

BETRAYAL (Lantern): Reversal of fortunes

Pinter’s use of reverse chronology highlights depths beyond the quiet drama and sedate setting.

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Love Wawa®? Love Shabbat? You’ll love Brian Feldman’s newest project

Join Brian Feldman for Wawa Shabbawa January 18, 2019.

Angel Sigala & Rita Castagna in BONNIE AND CLYDE.
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A Beautiful Portrayal: Alison Whitehurst plays Cynthia Weil

Debra Danese interviews a star of the touring production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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The Annual Christmas “Cash Cows”: Cultural demands or financial survival for new productions?

Is the Christmas period still a financial savior for their theaters and choruses.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar January 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in January 2019?

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An exclusive interview with the Grinch who stole Christmas

You really are a mean one, Mr. Grinch! And your answers prove it.

Arden Theatre Charlotte's Web

Theater in Sketch: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Arden)

Anaya Strutz puts on an aerial silk performance to create the miraculous spider web that saves Wilbur.

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COMPLETENESS (Theatre Exile): Algorithms and geek romance

Seduction by examples of computational intractability

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THE AUDIENCE DISTURBS MARCEL’S BATHTIME AND HE’S VERY UPSET WITH YOU ALL (Tiny Dynamite): 60-second review

Tiny Dynamite’s A Play A Pie A Pint makes a welcome return with a smart and silly one-man show

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Lyam David Kilker (who shares the role with Bejamin Snyder) as Oliver and Jacob Entenman as The Artful Dodger. Photo by Shawn May.

OLIVER! (Quintessence): Eat gruel, get pickpocketed, and become an orphan

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.